Matthew 20:25-26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister.
Insight and Highlight
People can be poor, yet happy serving others but no one is poor or unhappy serving the Lord, and others
The happiest people are not always the most successful people but they are the ones who serve the best.
In God’s Kingdom, the most successful people are those who serve. Jesus says
in Matthew 23:11 The greatest among you shall be your servant.
They are happy to serve and are happy when they serve. They are not compelled, they submit themselves to service. Whatever their hands find to do, they do with all their hearts, Eccl 9:10. Col 3:23.
A renowned speaker once said "I have met a lot of unhappy successful people
But l have never met an unhappy person who gave their lives to serving, giving, adding values to other people"
How successful or not you are, should not determine how well and happy you should be when serving others and God.
We must never give God a condition of service.
What determines your motivation to serve God?
1 Thess 5:24 Faithful is he that calleth you.
We are saved and called to serve irrespective of status, extraction. We have a common purpose in Christ.
Call to Word action
Galatians 3:28-29 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
The Christian clarion duty
Remember Paul's sufferings and service.
Serve God, regardless.
Will you, as Paul did?
2 Cor 11:23--28 Are they ministers of Christ?... Of the Jews, five times received I forty stripes save one.....In journeyings often, in perils of waters...In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
Besides those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
Lord, come what trials and challenges that may come upon me in Your service, let the care of Your Church come upon me and be my priority daily, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and be blessed as you come into His presence.
God bless you.